Vaca-Eyva – Canoeing Festival
Vaka-Eyva – a weekly festival of canoe racing with outreeger, annually arranged on the islands of Cook. This year the competition is held from 23rd to November 30. The current festival is the ninth.
About 800 people take part in a unique competition every year – from juniors to experienced athletes. In addition to the inhabitants of Cook Islands on the festival, participants from other corners of the planet go. This time here you can meet athletes from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands and Taiti.
In addition to the race on the canoe, the festival includes swimming and boat race competitions. Racing on canoeing are arranged in different variations – there are both sprints and long-term endurance competitions. One of the brightest moments of competitions are considered to be races, whose participants are swimming on ordinary canoes of Muri’s lagoon surrounding Rarotonga Island. Also within the framework of the Fissile, the race for canoeing used during the Great Migration of New Zealand Maori to this day used by islanders for fishing.
However, it is not necessary to think that the festival is intended exclusively for sports lovers – not only competing in the skill of the management of plaques, but also the events of another orientation. In particular, by visiting the festival, who wanted to visit the Master Classes of Caneo Threads, Art Exhibitions, Night Fair, as well as incendiary workers who do not cost without famous island drums and traditional dances.